India and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive interministerial and interinstitutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial, and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material, and infrastructural resources involved in healthcare, medical education and training, and research in both countries.

Some of the main areas of cooperation between the two countries include: exchange and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts; assistance in development of human resources and setting up of healthcare facilities; short-term training of human resources in health; regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics and exchange of information thereon; promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals; procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies; procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products; collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest; collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases; nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (overnutrition and undernutrition); safety of production, transformation, distribution, and food delivery; research and training of food industry operators; and information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits.

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